New Delhi: In yet another major blow to the public, the prices of tomatoes have reached Rs 110 per kg in some parts of the country amid the scorching heat. Due to the price of tomatoes, the supply of tomatoes is said to be affected due to severe heat wave and low production in South India. In most cities, the price of tomatoes has reached Rs 80 per kg.
At the same time, in Mayabunder in The Andamans, the tomato is 110 rupees per kg. According to the latest data given on the consumer ministry's portal, the cheapest tomato in the country sold at Rs 23 a kg in Bodeli. In the national capital, the price of tomato rose by 44 per cent to Rs 46 per kg in the last one month. However, the price of normal tomatoes in Mother Dairy's store is Rs 62 per kg. Local vegetable vendors are selling tomatoes at a price of around Rs 60 per kg. Traders reported crop failure in south India due to price rise. He said that tomatoes from north India are being sent to the markets of the south, which has affected the supply in the Delhi region.
Traders said the prices are expected to come down after 10-15 days. According to the ministry's data, prices in Mumbai have gone up to Rs 72 per kg from Rs 63 on May 15, while tomato prices in Kolkata reached Rs 82 per kg. In Chennai, the price has come down from Rs 73 per kg to Rs 58 per kg.